The Haunted Tower
FEATURE FILM / 90 MINUTESSCI FI / ADVENTURES / HORROR(Project dossier available) Script under development.
Su Montes is an award-winning film director and screenwriter. She has had an extensive career in the camera department for directors such as Pedro Almodóvar, Marcus Nispel, Laslo Kadar, Michael Werk, Michael Seresin and John Who, among others.
Born in Madrid, she began her career as an adolescent actress after studying at the Cristina Rota School. When she was barely 20 years old, she moved to Barcelona and worked for the production company I.C.M. in the documentation and production departments, and finally, she started shooting as a "Making off" director in international productions. Her first outstanding work is during the Audi spot for the launching of the A4 model, starring Richard Gere, and directed by the award-winning filmmaker Sean Thompson. He works as a personal assistant to world-renowned photographer Hanna Collins. A year later, he produced, wrote and directed his first 16mm short film, "Make Way for Me". In 2006, he received the "Man and Communication" Award from Media Park, the Colegi de Directors de Catalunya and TV3, who produced the short film "A bit of air". Dani Carbonell, years later known as Dani Macaco, who had already worked with the director in her first short film, stars in the short.
She founds the production company "Rara films", that same year, receives the support of the Generalitat and the Ministry of Culture for the production of her third short film "Everything was wrong, but you". It is placed in more than 30 selections of national and international festivals such as Clermont Ferrant, Los Goya 2008, Alcalá de Henares, Alfas del Pi, etc. and wins - Best short film and Miquel Porter and Moix Award - at the festival of Cerdanyola.
As an advertising director, she shoots campaigns for brands such as ZANUSSI, HEINZ, EL PAÍS GALICIA, EL PAÍS, AS, MAZDA and NIKE with sports stars such as Felipe Reyes, Sergio Ramos, Obikuelo, Almudena Cid and Chema Fernández.
She directed the documentary "We can" for the Ministry of Environment, produced by Plural Entertainment, a company for which she worked as a director for 3 years. Develops the series "EROTIC" for Plural Entertainment and Canal +.
She is invited to participate some summers in the lectures on film scriptwriting organized by ABC scriptwriters and the University of Córdoba.
For a decade she worked with the queen of Latin rap -La Mala Rodríguez-, directing her music videos and being artistic director of her shows. Later, as her manager, during the production and launching of the album "Bruja" she was awarded with 2 Latin Grammy Awards.
For TV, she develops the format "Off" (reality show), and writes and directs the pilot episode of "Emil and mini chefs" culinary travel format starring the contestant of Masterchef 2, Emil Samper.
She has written the feature films: "Black Madrid". "A jierro". "The foil rope". "Chups". "La Niña". "The Haunted Tower" and "María Comemierda" which was - Universal Studios and Elías Quejereta Award, during the 50th anniversary of the San Sebastián International Film Festival. 2nd Finalist and special mention from the jury.
Travels to Myanmar hired by Wild Mind Productions, where she teaches a "Horror Script" workshop for MRTV-4 screenwriters, with whom she develops 4 series (Malcho / The way back, 9 / The past always come back / @11) In 2021 she prepares the release of her last short film "Via Crucis" produced by Chico & Punky productions.
In 2022, she moved to Madrid. Currently, she collaborates with Maskeline in the projects "Mr. Skin" and "The Haunted Tower" and with Maskeline productions and Prointel productions in "Miss Laundry" fiction series selected by EGEDA for its "EGEDA GO TO A.F.M." (American Film Market) program in 2023.
As a child, reality did not attract me too much, traveling using my overflowing imagination was much more interesting to me, not so to my mother, who punished me for having my head on the clouds, and inventing stories. But where do you get these things! She would say to me: I don't like my daughter to be a liar and a film-maker.
Years later, I discovered this profession and I officially became a filmmaker for my parents' peace of mind.
Since then... I have directed for more than 20 years, advertising films, music videos that have had more than 34 M. views on YouTube, documentaries, talent shows and short fiction films with awards at national and international festivals. I recognize that my heart and my goals have always been and still are in cinema.
As a screenwriter, I have written 6 feature films, I have also developed three fiction series and three non-fiction formats.
As co-scriptwriter, I have developed 4 horror series for MRTV4 in Burma.
For 2 years, I worked as a personal assistant to the British artist and filmmaker Hannah Collins, collaborating in the production of her works: "Hair with Eyes", "The Truth" and "Ants on Tablecloth", exhibited in the most important Contemporary Art museums in the world.
I was a guest speaker for ABC Guionistas during their summer courses at the University of Córdoba.
I have worked as a director and filmmaker with Lee Films, Púgil Films, El Banquillo, Division Q, Aigua Films, Plural, Entertainment, Rara Films, Foodland Films and Chico&Punky.
Furthermore, I have collaborated with the queen of Latin Rap, Mala Rodriguez for over 13 years. I directed a documentary about her life and musical history, accompanying her on her world tours for 5 years. I did her music videos, the Artistic Direction of her concerts and later as her manager, our last work together was awarded with 2 Latin Grammy's.
A little bit of airShort film. Drama/MusicalAward "Man and communication".TV3. Mediapark. School of directors of Catalonia. Canal 33.
Everything was going wrong, except you.Short film. DramaMiquel Porter i Moix Award, Winner Cerdanyola Festival.
"Maria Comemierdas".Feature Film. Sci FiStudio Universal and Elías Querejeta Award2nd Finalist and Special Jury Mention at the San Sebastián Film Festival.
I have traveled around + half the world, discovering outstanding landscapes, learning about other cultures, observing unique characters, living emotions and collecting treasures to give them to the audience, through my fictional stories.
Now I live in Madrid.
NUMBERS I'M PROUD OF
Over the years, my work has gained an audience.
+ 34 M. OF VIEWS ON YouTube
I am particularly interested in human emotions, magic and high technology.